This concluding chapter urges reformers to think more broadly and deeply than they have about how distrust is produced and what its consequences are for low-income mothers. It pays particular attention to the ways in which policies designed without regard to the importance of building trust (such as welfare reform) may fall short of their intended goals. It looks to the possible structural roots of the untrustworthiness that the women encountered. Addressing these structures would go a long way to decrease untrustworthiness and the distrust it foments. Structural change is difficult, and often the political will to do it is lacking or nonexistent, but it would make social policies more effective and would improve the conditions of low-income women's and children's lives.
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